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BackstageViewControl.Controller Property

Allows you to assign a BarAndDockingController to the control, to manipulate the control’s appearance settings.

Namespace: DevExpress.XtraBars.Ribbon

Assembly: DevExpress.XtraBars.v22.2.dll

NuGet Package: DevExpress.Win.Navigation


public virtual BarAndDockingController Controller { get; set; }

Property Value

Type Default Description
BarAndDockingController null

A BarAndDockingController object that provides default look and feel options for the BackstageViewControl.


If the Controller property is set to null (Nothing in Visual Basic) and the BackstageViewControl is used within a RibbonControl, the BackstageViewControl uses the appearance settings provided by the RibbonControl.GetController method.

If the Controller property is set to null and the BackstageViewControl control is not bound to a RibbonControl, the appearance settings are obtained from the Default BarAndDocking Controller. This represents a static object accessible via the BarAndDockingController.Default property or via the DefaultBarAndDockingController component.

If you explicitly assign a BarAndDockingController object to the Controller property, this controller’s settings will manage the BackstageViewControl‘s appearance.

The actual controller that is used by the BackstageViewControl can be obtained via the BackstageViewControl.GetController method.

For more information, see Look and Feel.

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